Traveling around Boston: good week, bad week

First, the good news from the MBTA. Soon the T token is going to pass into history and be replaced by the CharlieCard. As someone whose first subway system only used the little cards, I won’t miss the tokens. A card is a hell of a lot easier to carry in a wallet “just in case” than tokens. And I love the name, having memorized the song at age 8 long before I knew what the M.T.A. was (though I’m grateful I wasn’t there to hear Mitt sing it). Now if they would just bring back Scollay Square Station

Then the bad news from the Big Dig: more leaks, or, as Bill Cosby said, “How long can you tread water?” If I were the state, I’d sue Bechtel for everything they’ve got.